9th Annual Bero-Howk Internship Announced


We are pleased to announce that we are seeking qualified applicants for the ninth annual Bero-Howk Preservation Internship. The internship, established in 2010, seeks to provide a unique specialized preservation experience for a qualified architectural intern. During their time in Rochester, the intern will be exposed to architectural preservation work at Bero Architecture PLLC and preservation research and educational programming at the Landmark Society of Western New York. Applications are still being accepted until early June.


Bero Architecture established in 1976 by architect John Bero, is a Rochester, New York, architecture firm with a specialization in historic preservation. Bero Architecture PLLC has developed a local, state, and regional reputation for excellence in preservation planning, building evaluations, restoration, and adaptive re-use. For more information please visit http://www.beroarchitecture.com/.

The Landmark Society of Western New York, Inc., is one of the oldest and most active preservation organizations in America, organized in 1937, preceding by ten years the founding of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, of which it is a charter member. It is a not-for-profit membership organization dedicated to preserving, interpreting and fostering interest in the architectural, historical and cultural heritage of our region. For more information please visit http://landmarksociety.org/.



Promote an interest in and deeper understanding of preservation in the architectural field.



  1. Bero Architecture PLLC contacts: Jennifer Ahrens, Virginia Searl.
  2. LSWNY contacts: Cynthia Howk, Caitlin Meives.
  3. Ten week summer internship period. Specific dates to be coordinated between parties. Weeks to be consecutive unless coordinated and agreed to by all parties.
  4. Thirty to thirty-five hours per week commitment, six to seven hours per day, five days per week. Hours are somewhat flexible, specific hours to be coordinated between parties.
  5. Three days per week working at Bero Architecture, two days per week working at the LSWNY. Specific days at each location to be coordinated by all parties. BA and LSWNY may agree to change location during any given week.
  6. Intern will coordinate specific work and time with the primary contacts.
  7. Intern will be an employee of BA. A fixed bi-weekly wage will be paid by BA. Wage offer will be provided by BA with the internship offer.

Type of Assignments

  1. Interns work on preservation related projects that will provide insight into preservation architecture. The blend of preservation fundamentals offered by the LSWNY and the preservation architecture and general architectural basics offered by Bero Architecture will provide for a well-rounded experience.
  2. Interns will spend the majority of their time on programming and research with the LSWNY and preservation related activities with Bero Architecture rather than basic filing or fundraising activities.


Applicants shall meet the following criteria.

  1. Currently enrolled in college having completed a of a minimum of three years in an accredited professional program in either architecture or architectural preservation.
  2. Documented history of  interest and involvement in preservation.
  3. Technical writing ability.
  4. Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel, and Autodesk AutoCAD.


Submit the following to John Page at Bero Architecture.

  1. Basic architectural Resume information.
  2. Technical writing sample (preferably related to preservation).
  3. Description and documentation of prior interest and involvement in preservation.
  4. One to three letters of Recommendation.

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